International Association of Animal Therapists

Research

This page will include any research that might be of interest to IAAT members. It will be in the form of Links to pages or actual research articles. If you have anything you think we should add please email us at info@iaat.org.uk

Hoof Abscesses in Horses

03/06/2016

Hoof Abscesses in Horses

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness, but it often can be resolved quickly with the proper treatment approach.

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Why Equine Bones Break And Tendons Rupture

10/05/2016

Why Equine Bones Break And Tendons Rupture

Understanding anatomy and physics can help prevent severe injuries

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HORSES AND HUMANS

29/04/2016

HORSES AND HUMANS

MEASURING THE EMOTIONAL BOND BETWEEN HORSES AND HUMANS

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Navicular Partitioning

11/04/2016

Navicular Partitioning

Researchers explore three cases of rare partitioning in navicular bone

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Laser therapy helps dogs with disc disease

07/04/2016

Laser therapy helps dogs with disc disease

The use of lasers in veterinary medicine is not new, but University of Florida veterinarians are now using the procedure postoperatively with great success in dogs with paralysis caused by intervertebral disc disease.

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Tendon and Ligament Injuries

06/04/2016

Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Don't underestimate the amount of strain we ask our horses to place on their musculoskeletal systems.

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How Stretching the Horse Lines Up the Vertebrae

01/04/2016

How Stretching the Horse Lines Up the Vertebrae

By Joanna Crilly Joanna Crilly explains an important lesson she wishes she had known earlier in her dressage career. -

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21/03/2016

CANINE MENISCUS UPDATE

Antonio Pozzi, DMV, MS, DACVS University of Florida

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Let there be infrared light

11/03/2016

Let there be infrared light

nderstanding the different treatment choices isn’t complicated with a basic understanding of the science behind them.

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09/03/2016

Wobbler Syndrome

Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler Syndrome)

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08/03/2016

Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

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Equine Back Problems

04/03/2016

Equine Back Problems

Topics: Musculoskeletal System Back and Spine Ligament & Tendon Injuries Muscle and Joint Problems Diagnosing Hoof Lameness Acupuncture Chiropractic Physical Therapy

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 Hock Pain in Horses

03/03/2016

Hock Pain in Horses

Natural Remedies for Hock Pain in Horses

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Canine Hip  Dysplasia

26/02/2016

Canine Hip Dysplasia

The 10 Most Important Things to Know About Canine Hip Dysplasia

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Suspensory Ligament Injuries:

25/02/2016

Suspensory Ligament Injuries:

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment ~By Mike Scott, DVM, MVSc

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Welcome to Long Living Pets Research Projects

23/02/2016

Welcome to Long Living Pets Research Projects

Mission ~Help pets live longer healthier lives and limit the risk of cancer.

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Wobbler Syndrome

11/02/2016

Wobbler Syndrome

Wobbler Syndrome: What's Going on With the Neck Vertebrae?

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04/02/2016

Links to use to look for research

Links to use to look for research recommended by IAAT members

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Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome

04/02/2016

Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome

Modern horse management often involves practices that are less than ideal for the complex equine digestive system. Limited grazing on short pasture, excessive stabling, frequent travelling & intensive exercise take their toll.

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Gastric Ulcers in-relation to Muscular pain

03/02/2016

Gastric Ulcers in-relation to Muscular pain

When faced with signs of ulcers in their horses, many clients are shocked. “My horse could not possibly be stressed. I give him a great life.” Sound familiar? Many people think they are doing what’s best for their horses, but despite their good intentions they’re often working with the wrong information.

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Great Videos for Equine Stretches

29/01/2016

Great Videos for Equine Stretches

Stretch To Strength | Reference Videos

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28/01/2016

Canine Shoulder Instability

What is canine shoulder instability?

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27/01/2016

equine thoracolumbar Longissimus dorsi muscle

The Anatomy and Function of the equine thoracolumbar Longissimus dorsi muscle

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27/01/2016

Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse

Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse

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Canine stretching

19/01/2016

Canine stretching

the benefits of stretching to assist injury rehabilitation in dogs

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Lower Back Injuries by (Dr) John Kohnke BVSc RDA

11/01/2016

Lower Back Injuries by (Dr) John Kohnke BVSc RDA

Long term training, especially in an older horse, can lead to lower back injuries. Lower back pain can cause a change in gait, unwillingness to work, reduced suppleness, loss of impulsion as well as hind limb and diagonal lameness.

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Where Does The Problem Originate?

06/01/2016

Where Does The Problem Originate?

An extreme case of scoliosis and other issues provide a reminder to look beyond the feet and that conformation can limit what farriers can do to help a horse -

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Conditioning Your Horse During Downtime

15/12/2015

Conditioning Your Horse During Downtime

Periods of downtime come as realistic parts of horse ownership, although how a rider uses these stretches of poor weather or busy schedules contributes profoundly to a horse’s long-term soundness and performance.

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Ultrasound may heal chronic wounds, suggests study

14/12/2015

Ultrasound may heal chronic wounds, suggests study

Ultrasound may heal chronic wounds, suggests study~A blast of ultrasound can help stubborn chronic wounds heal more quickly, a study suggests. Tests on animals, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, showed healing times could be cut by nearly a third.

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Muscle Pain In The Horse:

09/12/2015

Muscle Pain In The Horse:

Muscle Pain In The Horse: The Sum Of Parts Equals A Whole:When treating muscle pain in your horse it is important to consider the whole body, not just the area of pain.

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A Deep Look at Basics of Wound Care

09/12/2015

A Deep Look at Basics of Wound Care

Find out what veterinary experts recommend for treating wounds.“Exploring the wound — looking for trauma to underlying structures — is key in bite wounds, as the act of the fight and the motion of the dog that is biting and the one that is bitten oftentimes tear the underlying muscles, tendons, tissues, while the overlying skin is more mobile and only shows some small puncture wounds,”

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why Smaller dogs live longer than big ones!

08/12/2015

why Smaller dogs live longer than big ones!

Scientists think DNA is the reason why Smaller dogs live longer than big ones!

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How does An Acute Injury Becomes Chronic Pain

08/12/2015

How does An Acute Injury Becomes Chronic Pain

Understanding How An Acute Injury Becomes Chronic Pain And How It Affects Your Horse

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Arthritis In Dogs: Causes and Treatment

07/12/2015

Arthritis In Dogs: Causes and Treatment

Osteoarthritis is a painful joint disease that can cause your dog to appear stiff and sore. A dog with arthritis may slow down and restrict his typical activities. He may be less willing to jump up into the car or climb stairs readily. He may stop playing and may have a reduced appetite or depressed attitude.

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Turning heads in Dog Communication

07/12/2015

Turning heads in Dog Communication

Dog communication is often very subtle but sometimes it’s glaringly obvious too! We spend most of our waking hours observing dogs interacting and we still learn something new almost every day. Most communication between dogs is about trying to peacefully share space with other dogs.

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Could Horses' Neck Postures Indicate Back Pain?

04/12/2015

Could Horses' Neck Postures Indicate Back Pain?

Concave neck postures were associated with high sEMG measurements while round postures were associated with low sEMG measurements.

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03/12/2015

Comparative Anatomy of the Horse, Ox, and Dog

Comparative Anatomy of the Horse, Ox, and Dog: TheVertebral Column and Peripheral Nerves

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03/12/2015

Vet Times Equine

NEW SURGERY FOR KISSING SPINES

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The Disturbing Truth About Neck Threadworms

03/12/2015

The Disturbing Truth About Neck Threadworms

The Disturbing Truth About Neck Threadworms and Your Itchy Horse

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

03/12/2015

Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

MRI is a diagnostic asset that has allowed veterinarians to discover many causes of foot pain.

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Stem Cell Research

01/12/2015

Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research May Lead to Improved Treatments for Bone Injuries in Horses and Humans

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 Are Raw Diets Better?

01/12/2015

Are Raw Diets Better?

Ask A Vet: Are Raw Diets Better? What Should I Know?

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What are Equine Muscle Stress Points?

01/12/2015

What are Equine Muscle Stress Points?

Note: Stress points should not be confused with acupuncture or acupressure points as they are different systems and treatments.

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Facial Nerves

30/11/2015

Facial Nerves

Facial Nerves and the Importance of Proper Bridle Fitting.

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CHANGES SOUGHT TO RABIES VACCINATION

26/11/2015

CHANGES SOUGHT TO RABIES VACCINATION

CHANGES SOUGHT TO RABIES VACCINATION LAWS BASED ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

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How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

26/11/2015

How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

The first priority should generally be to stop, or at very least control, the hemorrhaging.

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Race horses and Bits

23/11/2015

Race horses and Bits

Bits can suffocate racehorses and cause sudden death, suggests professor

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​The Horse’s Neck:

20/11/2015

​The Horse’s Neck:

The nuchal ligament, developing topline, and overbending.

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Sending Signals

20/11/2015

Sending Signals

Because horses weren't designed to carry humans, we must be cognizant of rider weight distribution, rein tension, and symmetry

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20/11/2015

Navicular Syndrome Video

This brief manipulation demonstrates the kinematics abnormalities causing the development of navicular syndrome. The kinematics abnormalities can be corrected allowing the remodeling process to restore soundness.

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19/11/2015

the equine back at sitting trot

The influence of an 8-week rider core fitness program on the equine back at sitting trot

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 Electrical Stimulation (FES) to horses

19/11/2015

Electrical Stimulation (FES) to horses

Study shows benefits of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to horses

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Equine Posture and performance

18/11/2015

Equine Posture and performance

Horses inside out Gillian Higgins ~ you will always find great research, books and CPDs here it is always worth keeping up with what they are doing

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Balios – A Wearable Connecting Rider and Horse~

17/11/2015

Balios – A Wearable Connecting Rider and Horse~

Balios is the first training sensor for equestrian sports that tracks the rider’s training session and the horse's well-being.

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All you need to know about your horse’s back

17/11/2015

All you need to know about your horse’s back

Have you ever stopped to think how a horse’s back works underneath you? It might seem complex, but if you don’t understand, you can’t train your horse correctly. These are the five sections you need to know about:

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Identify and Treat Equine Sacroiliac Problems

16/11/2015

Identify and Treat Equine Sacroiliac Problems

Your horse gallops, jumps, collects, turns and extends his stride with power from his hindquarters. And his sacroiliac (SI) joint?the ?meeting place of his pelvis and spine?is critical at every stride. It transfers the action of his hind legs to his back, translating the push into forward motion. -

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A Designer Dog-Maker Regrets His Creation

16/11/2015

A Designer Dog-Maker Regrets His Creation

I was in the lobby of a hotel in Toronto waiting to be picked up and taken to the venue where I was scheduled to give a talk. A well-dressed middle-aged woman was standing nearby with a sand-colored curly-haired dog. As I bent down to give the dog a friendly pat, she announced to me, "Molly is a purebred Labradoodle, just like the one that Jennifer Aniston has."

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Pet dogs 'may help children avoid asthma'

16/11/2015

Pet dogs 'may help children avoid asthma'

Young children who have a pet dog in the home are less likely to go on to develop asthma, a large Swedish study has found.

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Rehabilitating Sport Horses

16/11/2015

Rehabilitating Sport Horses

How to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup

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Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

16/11/2015

Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

Horses can suffer musculoskeletal pain and injuries anywhere along the axial skeleton that comprises the skull, vertebral column, sternum, and ribs. Bringing these horses back to form post-injury can be difficult and time-consuming, but possible thanks to both time-tested mobilization exercises and cutting-edge physical therapy techniques.

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Re-Hab Therapy

16/11/2015

Re-Hab Therapy

In the right hands, these physical therapy methods can help rehabilitate injured horses.

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Determining Hind Leg Lameness

16/11/2015

Determining Hind Leg Lameness

Determining hind leg lameness can be a challenge. If you have problems picking out which leg is lame, you are not alone. Various techniques have been developed. In the end, what will help you figure out the vast majority of hind end lameness is to stand behind the horse. Have someone else trot him away from you. Then watch the points of the hips and ONLY THE POINTS OF THE HIPS.

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 Ossified Ungular Cartilages

16/11/2015

Ossified Ungular Cartilages

Cartilage is a tough, but flexible, tissue found in many locations in horses’ bodies, such as in joints and between bones. Bone, on the other hand, is a rigid tissue that makes up a horse’s skeleton. Both are important structures, but they serve different purposes. So what happens when cartilage ossifies (hardens into bone)?

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 Why we don’t use side reins on horses

16/11/2015

Why we don’t use side reins on horses

Whatever his body angle, a chicken controls balance by keeping his head and neck perfectly vertical. Hence, stabilizing the horse head and neck with side reins is a chicken theory. The horse, instead, controls balance by moving his head and neck.

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